Football Manager 2023 - New Update Arrives (2023)

Football Manager 2023 is now available across all platforms, with the PS5 edition the most recent to arrive on the market.

There won't be a better time to jump into this year's game, with the Winter Update now available and vast improvements being made across the board.


Major players have been upgraded and some huge changes have been made to gameplay.

Check below for everything you need to know about Football Manager 2023.

LATEST - Final Data Update Arrives

Following the release of the Football Manager 2023 Winter Update, we've now received a further update to the game, with this being the last major update to be released by Sports Interactive.

This update is nowhere near as substantial when compared to the main Winter Update, but it has still brought some necessary alterations to the game.


The changes in the 23.4 update include, but are not limited to:

  • Fixed rare crash affecting some users with saves started with December 2022 start date
  • Addressed an issue where users can’t ask the board to upgrade Youth Recruitment to maximum level
  • Addressed an issue where the Team Instructions will disappear when users change formation via the Formation dropdown menu in Tactics
  • Fixed an issue where Wing Play and Route One tactical styles are missing from the Tactical Style dropdown menu in Tactics
  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to unlock the ‘On Top of the World’ achievement on Microsoft Store

Click here to read the full pitch notes for the Final Data Update.

Football Manager 2023 Release Date

Following the same schedule as last year, Football Manager 2023 will get an early-November release date.

The Football Manager 2023 Beta is here right now, meaning you can jump in right now and get started in your new managerial career.


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Tuesday, 8 November is when the game will debut, with some able to gain Early Access roughly two weeks prior to that.


As ever, Football Manager 2023 will almost certainly include a Beta version of the game, giving gaffers the chance to test the game before full release.

The Football Manager 2023 Beta will likely arrive two weeks before the game's full release, with a late October release date slated.


Football Manager 2022 was available on more platforms than ever last year, with FM22 Xbox arriving in style, and the expansion continues with FM23.

This year the title will become available for the first time ever on PlayStation 5 and Apple Arcade, with the Touch series returning to Apple devices after a year's absence.


PC is what most of you will play on, with the title available on Windows and macOS via Steam.

In December 2020 we saw the arrival of the handheld version for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch - as well as the full game returning to Xbox consoles for the first time since 2007.

Football Manager 2023 wonderkids

As always, the rising young players in world football will be a huge focus for players in Football Manager 2023.

Wonderkids are one of the best ways to take your team to the top. We have hand-picked the best Football Manager 2023 wonderkids for you so there is no need to waste time!

Winter Update Available NOW

The Football Manager 2023 Main Data Update went live on Thursday, 2 March, bringing a host of major changes to the game.

The FM23 Winter Update is highly anticipated every year as it brings new transfers, gameplay updates and bug fixes to the game. Changes in the 23.3 update include, but are not limited to:

  • Stability and crash fixes
  • Fixes to reduce mistakes from bad touches in certain areas of the pitch
  • Fixes to defenders not preparing correctly for crosses in certain situations
  • Improvements to defender reaction to long through balls
  • Tweaks to make attacking players move quicker to support counter-attacks


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  • Improvements to how AI managers use different midfield role combinations
  • Improvements to central defender and defensive midfielder positioning from long goal kicks
  • Improvements to how attacking wide players track back when defending
  • Fixes for defending wide indirect free kicks at the edge of the area
  • 'Header won' statistic now only counts contested headers
  • Improvements to the Recruitment Focus logic
  • Fixed cases of reserve or youth team tactics appearing blank in the Development Centre
  • Tweaks to development loans for AI teams
  • Improvements to fixture scheduling, particularly the frequency of consecutive home or away games
  • Updated substitution rules across various competitions

Not only that, some of football's biggest stars have seen huge upgrades in the most recent Football Manager 2023 update.


The Football Manager franchise doesn't languish behind other football games when it comes to licences.

This season, the newly-licensed competitions of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League are all included, giving you the opportunity to win some of the biggest club trophies around.


  • A-League



  • Dinamo Zagreb ONLY


  • Superliga


  • Manchester City
  • EFL Championship
  • EFL League One
  • EFL League Two
  • EFL Cup
  • EFL Trophy
  • National League (including North and South)
  • Watford
  • Hashtag United (non-playable)


  • LFP Ligue 1


  • LFP Ligue 2


  • Bundesliga
  • 2. Bundesliga
  • 3. LigaSupercup
  • DFB 3. Liga
  • DFB-Pokal


  • Gibraltar National League (post-release)
  • National Team


  • Benevento
  • Bologna
  • Cagliari
  • Crotone
  • Chievo Verona
  • Empoli
  • Fiorentina


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  • Genoa
  • Inter Milan
  • Lazio
  • Lecce
  • AC Milan
  • Napoli
  • Parma
  • Roma
  • Sampdoria
  • Sassuolo
  • SPAL
  • Spezia
  • Torino
  • Udinese
  • Hellas Verona


  • Eredivisie
  • Eerste Divisie
  • National Team

Northern Ireland

  • Northern Ireland Premiership
  • Northern Ireland Championship


  • Intermediate League


  • Ekstraklasa


  • Scottish Premiership
  • Scottish Championship
  • Scottish League One
  • Scottish League Two
  • Scottish League Cup
  • Scottish Challenge Cup

South Korea

  • K League 1
  • K League 2


  • MLS (including new franchises Austin FC and Charlotte FC)



  • Cymru Premier
  • Cymru North
  • Cymru South
  • Cymru Cup
  • Cymru League Cup

With the ever-changing landscape of football gaming licenses set to bite FM23, we could see a change in some of the divisions included, but we are still expecting this year's offering to be more immersive than ever.

Football Manager 2023 Wonderkids

You can expect a large number of these FM22 Wonderkids to carry over their status into Football Manager 2023.

With some stars - Jamal Musiala for instance - having excellent seasons, don't be surprised to see the PA of some of these stars elevated to the next level.

Away from Musiala, SEP's Endrick is the new face on the block in FM23, with this Brazilian star certain to become world-class in your save.


Football Manager 2023 New Features

The Football Manager series is coming off of massive highs after the beloved FM 22, and heading toward FM23, Sports Interactive has released a breakdown of new gameplay features.

With that, here's everything we learned about FM23 gameplay and the new tools managers will have at their disposal.

Squad Planner

The Squad Planner will allow players to rank members of their squad to help visualize strengths and weaknesses, but it also includes players on your shortlist.

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This offers a new resource where players can plan the immediate future of their club across short-term recruitment as well as current lineups. As a private list, it will also mean ranking your players won't hurt their feelings but will allow staff to work around your priorities as you plan them.

Match AI

Match AI and its animations are the means through which FM players experience the games they manage. With that, it's one of the most important parts of the series.

New Licenses

FM 23 will have new licenses for all UEFA Club Competitions.

This will change things on a deeper level in the game for things like club walkouts heading into the match, trophy celebrations, music, sleeve patches, and more to match the real things.



A club is nothing without its supporters, and in FM 23, supporters will have more of a say with some unique improvements. This, of course, looks to better match reality where the right kind of negative feedback can lead to some massive renovations for a club in short order.

In FM 23, supporters will have more say over job security for managers and will have flexible levels of patience and passion around a manager's choices (whether tactical or recruitment related). They will also have new feedback fields so it's crystal clear the consensus at any given time.

New Agent Interactions

Agents have an important role in recruitment, at times helping you capture that needed star and other times being the sole barrier to them.


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In FM 23, agents will have some new interaction options to better flesh out the recruitment process.

For instance, this year, when asking an agent about their represented players, there will be an option to further negotiate that salary demands are simply out of range for the club. This, among other new options, will let players push back on agent demands and give the process more of a push-and-pull feeling.

Further, this will help players to convert more often when working with favourable agents.


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